Jurassic World Director Wants A Bourne Crossover Over Fast & Furious

Jurassic World Director Wants A Bourne Crossover Over Fast & Furious

While stars of both franchises have expressed an interest in making it happen, Colin Trevorrow is not interested in the Jurassic World and Fast & Furious crossover idea. The former series is based on Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park novel, in which an eccentric billionaire finds a way to genetically recreate dinosaurs and create the titular amusement park, only for things to go awry when the creatures get loose and begin killing those on the Costa Rican island. Launching with Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film, the Jurassic franchise has encompassed six films, one animated Netflix series and a host of video games and rides at the various Universal Studios parks.

The Fast & Furious franchise kicked off in 2001 with the eponymous action film centered on a group of street racers in Los Angeles with ties to criminal actions. Revolving around Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and his crew, the movies have evolved from the grounded street racing to globe-trotting heist and spy films, even spawning the buddy action spinoff Hobbs & Shaw. With both Fast & Furious and Jurassic World being Universal Pictures’ highest-grossing franchises, thoughts of finding a way to blend the two together have swirled for the past couple of years, though one creative is adamantly opposed to the idea.

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While speaking with ComicBook.com for Dominion’s home media release, Colin Trevorrow addressed the Jurassic World and Fast & Furious crossover idea. The filmmaker shot down the notion of putting the two together, feeling it would tarnish the brand of the Jurassic Park franchise for its ridiculous concept. See what Trevorrow said below:

I mean of course [I’m not interested]. Because I am obviously like the most earnest maker of Jurassic Park movies that we have. I think that if one came in looking to look at them…watch them ironically as opposed to earnestly that might be exactly where you go….This idea is so new. That wasn’t allowed when I was a kid, you didn’t get to just like you did when you were playing with the toys, you smash them together. Now it’s like, well whatever your parent company happens to own, you can (use). I guess it would be ‘Bourne’ because that’s…I feel like him running away from dinosaurs, he’d be effective but like I put raptor we kind of did something in that vein.

Jurassic Park T-Rex in Fast and Furious

While the recent sequels may have scored progressively lower reviews from critics and audiences alike, most have remained appreciative of Trevorrow’s efforts to evolve the franchise to new heights, making it understandable he would be opposed to the Jurassic World and Fast & Furious crossover idea. As he notes above, putting the two blockbuster franchises together would likely only entice an audience if one were to look at either film in an ironic fashion rather than from a serious position, as the likes of Diesel and his crew running from dinosaurs would amount to nothing more than a kid putting different toys together. Though some may argue that audiences continue to flock to the Fast & Furious movies from an ironic standpoint rather than in earnest, the generally positive reception to the films since the franchise-changing Fast Five does indicate critics are willing to take them a little more seriously.

Trevorrow may not be interested in the Jurassic World and Fast & Furious crossover idea, multiple people on both sides of the field have expressed varying interests in possibly making it happen, including director Justin Lin and stars Michelle Rodriguez, Chris Pratt, Jordana Brewster and DeWanda Wise. With Jurassic World Dominion acting as the closing chapter for the Jurassic Park franchise for some time, it seems if such a crossover would occur, it would have to be in one of the final two mainline installments in the Fast & Furious franchise, which some have argued would be the better case given F9: The Fast Saga took the characters to space. Until audiences see if their crossover wishes come true, they can pick up Jurassic World Dominion on 4K Ultra-HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms now.

Source: ComicBook.com

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